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Microsoft Edge Chromium based being detected as Chrome

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Issue Description

The Microsoft Edge version that is based on Chromium is being detected as Google Chrome. The browser includes a specific string to identify itself.

Here’s a sample user agent strings and how they differ:

Microsoft Edge Chromium based:

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/76.0.3782.0 Safari/537.36 Edg/76.0.152.0

Microsoft Edge Classic

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/64.0.3282.140 Safari/537.36 Edge/18.17763

As we can see the new Edge is using just Edg instead of Edge to identify itself.

Issue Analytics

  • State:open
  • Created 4 years ago
  • Comments:5

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dilijevcommented, Feb 5, 2020

Edge Legacy (EdgeHTML) uses Edge/ in its user agent as @Martii indicated in the first example.

The User-Agent for Stable release of Chromium-based Edge is: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/79.0.3945.130 Safari/537.36 Edg/79.0.309.71

The User-Agent for Edge iOS uses EdgiOS/ as @vmjames indicated.

The User-Agent for Edge Android uses EdgA/ for example: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 10; Pixel 3) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/73.0.3683.0 Mobile Safari/537.36 EdgA/44.11.4.4140

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luislobo14rapcommented, Apr 13, 2022
// is-edge.js v1
function isEdge(versionName, userAgent) {
	versionName = versionName ? versionName.toLowerCase() : 'desktop';
	userAgent = userAgent ? userAgent : navigator.userAgent;
	switch (versionName) {
		case 'desktop':
			return (/Edge?\//).test(userAgent);
		case 'chromium':
			return (/Edg\//).test(userAgent);
		case 'legacy':
			return (/Edge\//).test(userAgent);
		case 'mobile':
			return (/Edg(A|iOS)\//).test(userAgent);
		case 'android':
			return (/EdgA\//).test(userAgent);
		case 'ios':
			return (/EdgiOS\//).test(userAgent);
	};
};

Example of use:

if( isEdge('legacy') ){
    // old
};
if( isEdge('chromium') ){
    // new
};
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